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We’re Growing Ourselves | ChandlerCoaches.com

We’re Growing Ourselves

November 22, 2019

To have this impact, Chandler Coaches needs to scale. It’s time to shift from being the centre of our company to becoming a leader who develops others.

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Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice | ChandlerCoaches.com

Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice

October 28, 2019

It took asking myself, “How could this be fun and easy?”, to see the difference. That, and a whole crew of people who love, support and challenge me.

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Its Your Life. Join at Any Time! | ChandlerCoaches.com

It’s Your Life. Join at Any Time!

September 12, 2018

Don’t wait. Welcome everything. Push nothing away. Bring your whole self to the experience. Find a place to rest in the middle of things. Cultivate “don’t know” mind [sometimes called “beginners’ mind”] Five invitations to live fully. Five invitations to make friends with everything. Five invitations to get up close and personal with your own demise. When I mentioned to…

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I found some moments of provocation and pleasure at The Musée d’art contemporain (MAC). In the exhibit A Crack in Everything many artists pay tribute to our man Leonard Cohen. | Chandler Coaches Inc

A Crack in Everything

April 3, 2018

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) That’s how the light gets in¹ ~ Leonard Cohen Our imagined March Break plans cracked at the last minute. Forget our perfect offering… And yet, we found moments of connection and delight in Montreal…

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Since we humans are hard-wired to scan our environment for threats unconsciously much of the time, fear in the workplace is a topic we need to wake up to. | Chandler Coaches #purpose #safety #workplaceculture

The Dance Between Purpose and Safety

March 20, 2018

If you are an average leader (Who wants to be average? I know!), you are likely subject to your thoughts and feelings much of the time.  You don’t have your feelings. They HAVE you. You aren’t conscious that you’re often afraid, you just ARE scared. You likely won’t easily see it or admit it though. Since we humans are hard-wired…

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Introducing Heroine Helen | Chandler Coaches #leadership

Introducing Heroine Helen

February 20, 2018

Her most important thing is to be helpful, sweet, caring and loving. She rescues by easing pain and suffering, at least temporarily. She prides herself on making homemade treats for those she loves, who are in “need”; she makes homemade cards too.   She’s proud of her listening ear, how her thoughtful deeds will have you feeling special, and how she’ll…

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I have learned more this past year than I ever have. And it's been a gift. | Chandler Coaches

If You Really Knew Me…

December 18, 2017

…that I think A LOT. That I hold myself to impossible standards. …that I often feel scared. Angry. Jealous. Wronged.  Blaming. Overwhelmed—there’s not enough time, money, love, whatever.  Sometimes I feel powerless to change things. I am below the line often. And it is all fine.  It’s perfect in fact. I am starting to truly understand this and believe it.…

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How owning your contribution can help you better see the situation you're in. | Chandler Coaches Inc.

Blame or Shift?

November 21, 2017

Recently a friend texted for advice about a “hard client he was working with” (his words). He indicated he thought she needed some tough love. He asked me to tell him how to do that. I agreed to have a conversation to explore his situation.   He told me that he had spent three hours the night before crafting an…

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It’s easy to be in present moment awareness in good times; it is harder to stay present when “more difficult” emotions come up. Even boredom can cause us to want to escape the present. | Chandler Coaches

Feelings: Entertain Them All

January 10, 2017

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing…

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A Business-run Family

September 3, 2016

In my business, our direction and priorities for the next year are quite clear. We know what we need to do to execute on our plan and commitments.  And we don’t know what we don’t know so we go forward with openness to learning as we go. I find myself longing for a similar framework for my tiny family of…

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